Youth Technical Officer at USAID FHI 360 OVC Project

Job Title:  Youth Technical Officer/Technical Officer III

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

Job Summary: The FHI 360 Youth Technical Officer will be responsible for the increment of access to and utilization of core services for orphaned and vulnerable children, youth and their caregivers. The services to be strengthened include health, nutrition, education, psychosocial well-being, and child protection (reducing abuse, exploitation and neglect). The Youth Technical Officer will be responsible for the design, implementation and technical quality of strategies and activities addressing the health, economic, psychosocial and protection needs of vulnerable youth in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities needed for the job: 
  • Offer technical leadership in the development and implementation of strategies, interventions and activities that address the holistic needs of vulnerable youth in a youth-friendly manner, including their health, education psychosocial, protection and economic strengthening needs.
  • Ensure that project strategies and activities addressing youth are evidence-based and in line with state-of-the-art, globally-recognized best practices; as well as aligned with Uganda’s National Youth Policy and USAID’s Youth in Development Policy.
  • Make sure that the project engages youth in all stages of the project to promote youth leadership and ensure that youth perspectives are taken into consideration.
  • Ensure the project addresses the needs of highly vulnerable sub-groups of youth, such as adolescent girls, HIV+ youth and youth with disabilities.
  • Actively promote integration across a range of services for youth to take a holistic, family-centered approach to improving their wellbeing.
  • Ensure all youth-focused strategies are gender-sensitive and promote equitable programming.
  • Responsible for building capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in working in youth-related services under the project.
  • Monitor and maintain relevant manuals, training materials and reports for youth interventions.
  • Actively contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence.
  • Deliver presentations at professional meetings and conferences.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal applicant for the USAID FHI 360 OVC program should possess a Bachelor’s Degree (although a Master’s Degree is strongly preferred) in youth development, social science or social work, or a related field required.
  • Six or more years’ experience designing, implementing and monitoring programs focused on addressing needs of youth in developing countries.
  • Detailed working knowledge of adolescent development and positive youth development
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills.
  • Two or more years’ experience living or working in Uganda or another developing country is preferable.
  • Past exposure and experience with a USG cooperative agreement preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Possess the ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow.

How to Apply for the job: 

All candidates who wish to join one of the world’s leading relief organisations, USAID FHI 360 should Apply by visiting the web link below.

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